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PubMed | Kilis Public Health Research, Numune Research and Training Hospital, Balikesir University, Agr State Hospital and 2 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Postepy dermatologii i alergologii | Year: 2015

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The incidence of condyloma acuminata (CA) has increased in recent years.To determine demographical features and serological test results of STD in patients with CA.A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 94 patients presenting to a dermatology clinic in Ankara, Middle Anatolia, Turkey. Dermatological examinations were made and the patients completed a questionnaire which consisted of questions about their marital status, partners and condom use. In all cases, VDRL/RPR, anti-HIV, HBsAg, anti-HCV and in 57 cases - HSV type 1-2 IgM and IgG were studied. If the value of VDRL or RPR was positive, TPHA was conducted.In our study, 83 men and 11 women had CA. We could not analyze whether our cases had multiple partners and a habit of condom use as some of the patients did not answer questions about their sexual life. We observed VDRL and TPHA positivity in 3 (3.1%) cases, none of those cases had clinical findings of syphilis and they denied using any therapy for syphilis. HBsAg positivity was found in 3 cases. No anti-HIV and anti-HCV antibody positivity was detected.The seroprevalence of HBsAg in our study was similar to that of the general population of Turkey. But as we found positive syphilis serology in 3 patients, we suggest that syphilis serology should be investigated in patients with CA.


Sahin Cankurtaran E.,Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Training Hospital | Danisman M.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Tutar H.,Derince Research and Training HospitalKocaeli | Ulusoy Kaymak S.,Ataturk Research and Training Hospital
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences | Year: 2015

Background/aim: The Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Clinician (NPI-C) scale is one of the best-known scales for evaluating the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. This study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the NPI-C scale in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Materials and methods: The NPI-C scale was administered to 125 patients with AD. For reliability, both Cronbach’s a and interrater reliability were analyzed. The Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease (BEHAVE-AD) scale was applied for validity and, in addition, the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) scale, and Disability Assessment of Dementia (DAD) scale were completed. Results: The Turkish version of the NPI-C scale showed high internal consistency (Cronbach’s α = 0.75) and mostly good interrater reliability. Assessments of validity showed that the NPI-C and corresponding BEHAVE-AD domains were found to be significantly correlated, between 0.925 and 0.195. Moreover, the correlations between NPI-C and MMSE were significant for all domains except the dysphoria, anxiety, and elation/euphoria domains. When we conducted a correlation analysis of NPI-C with IADL, all domains were statistically significantly correlated except aggression, anxiety, elation/euphoria, and dysphoria. Conclusion: The Turkish version of the NPI-C scale was found to be a reliable and valid instrument to assess neuropsychiatric symptoms in Turkish elderly subjects with AD. © TÜBİTAK.


Sezgin B.,Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital | Ozmen S.,Gazi University | Bulam H.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Omeroglu S.,Gazi University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery | Year: 2014

Although fat grafts are considered the ideal soft-tissue fillers, the main concern dealing with this technique is not being able to predict long-term graft survival due to high absorption rates. The purpose of this study was to investigate the angiogenic effects of preconditioning the recipient area with micro-needling and to determine its overall impact on fat graft survival. The study consisted of a sham, control and study group. The source of fat was the Wistar albino rat inguinal fat pad while the recipient area was a dorsal subcutaneous pouch. The dorsal area was preconditioned with standard technique micro-needling 1-week prior to fat graft transfer in the study group while the control group did not undergo micro-needling. At the end of 15 weeks, morphological, biochemical, histological and immunohistochemical evaluation was carried out. Fat grafts in the study group had better integrity and a higher level of vascularity compared to the control group. Volume analysis demonstrated higher graft survival in the study group in comparison to the control group. Histomorphometric and immunohistochemical evaluation showed better graft integrity and uniform adipocytes, less fibrosis, less vacuolisation and inflammation and better vascularisation in the study group. Although higher triglyceride concentrations were measured for the study group, the difference between the two groups was statistically insignificant. In conclusion, fat grafting performed in an area preconditioned with micro-needling results in higher graft volume, better integrity and vascularisation and an overall higher graft survival rate. © 2014 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Gazi University, Numune Research and Training Hospital and Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Archives of plastic surgery | Year: 2014

Disulfiram implantation is a widely used treatment alternative for alcohol abuse, yet reports on the surgical aspect of disulfiram implantation with respect to patient and drug-related treatment efficacy and wound complications are very limited. We present our clinical experiences with disulfiram implantation and discuss the surgical outcomes obtained with different anatomical planes for implantation.Medical records of all patients referred to our clinic from the psychiatry department between 2007 and 2013 for disulfiram implantation were retrospectively analyzed. Implantation was carried out using 10 sterile Disulfiram tablets (WZF Polfa S.A.), each tablet containing 100 mg of disulfiram. The procedure was carried out by implanting the tablets randomly in either a subcutaneous or an intramuscular plane. The location and the plane of implantation and the complications were recorded for each patient and compared to determine the differences in the outcomes.A total of 32 implantation procedures were evaluated for this study. Twenty-five implants were placed in the intramuscular plane (78.2%), while seven implants were placed subcutaneously (21.8%). Exposure was encountered in three of the seven subcutaneous implants (42.9%), while no exposure was seen with the intramuscular implants. Incomplete absorption of the tablets was encountered in one patient with a previous subcutaneous implant who presented 1 year later for re-implantation as part of the continuation of therapy.To overcome the issue of treatment continuation in the case of disulfiram therapy, which may be ceased due to frequently encountered wound complications, we believe that implantation in the subscapular intramuscular plane allows both uneventful healing and an out-of-reach implant location.


PubMed | Gazi University, Numune Research and Training Hospital and Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS | Year: 2014

Although fat grafts are considered the ideal soft-tissue fillers, the main concern dealing with this technique is not being able to predict long-term graft survival due to high absorption rates. The purpose of this study was to investigate the angiogenic effects of preconditioning the recipient area with micro-needling and to determine its overall impact on fat graft survival. The study consisted of a sham, control and study group. The source of fat was the Wistar albino rat inguinal fat pad while the recipient area was a dorsal subcutaneous pouch. The dorsal area was preconditioned with standard technique micro-needling 1-week prior to fat graft transfer in the study group while the control group did not undergo micro-needling. At the end of 15 weeks, morphological, biochemical, histological and immunohistochemical evaluation was carried out. Fat grafts in the study group had better integrity and a higher level of vascularity compared to the control group. Volume analysis demonstrated higher graft survival in the study group in comparison to the control group. Histomorphometric and immunohistochemical evaluation showed better graft integrity and uniform adipocytes, less fibrosis, less vacuolisation and inflammation and better vascularisation in the study group. Although higher triglyceride concentrations were measured for the study group, the difference between the two groups was statistically insignificant. In conclusion, fat grafting performed in an area preconditioned with micro-needling results in higher graft volume, better integrity and vascularisation and an overall higher graft survival rate.


Unal M.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Aksoy D.Y.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Aydin Y.,Duzce University | Tanriover M.D.,Hacettepe University | And 3 more authors.
Medical Science Monitor | Year: 2014

Background: Metabolic syndrome (MS) has become a pandemic in Turkey, as is the case globally. Increase in carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and erectile dysfunction (ED) may be evident before the clinical signs of cardiovascular disease appear. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of increased CIMT and ED as markers of atherosclerotic disease in patients with MS. Material/Methods: Thirty-two patients with MS and 29 healthy controls were included. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters, along with total testosterone (TT), high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), were recorded. Carotid artery intima-media thickness was measured. Erectile dysfunction was assessed with International Index of Erectile Function. Results: Patients with MS had higher BMI, fasting plasma glucose, post-prandial plasma glucose, insulin, HOMA-IR, total cholesterol, triglycerides, hs-CRP, and CIMT, whereas TT levels were lower (p<0.0001). The prevalence and severity of erectile dysfunction were higher in patients with MS (p<0.0001). Erectile dysfunction scores correlated inversely with CIMT. MS patients with ED were older and had higher CIMT compared to those without ED. Increase in age and HOMA and decrease in TT increased the risk of ED. When KIMT exceeding the 95th percentile of healthy controls was accepted as a risk factor for CVD, presence of ED was the only determinant for this increase. Conclusions: Erectile dysfunction was more prevalent and severe in patients with MS and correlated with subclinical endothelial dysfunction. Total testosterone deficiency was prominent among MS patients. Presence of ED points to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease when MS is present. © Med Sci Monit, 2014.


Yetisir F.,Ataturk Research and Training Hospital | Salman A.E.,Ataturk Research and Training Hospital | Ozlu O.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Kilic M.,Yildirim Beyazit University
International Journal of Surgery | Year: 2013

Background: Femoral hernias are relatively uncommon and have a higher risk for strangulation and incarceration. We introduce an alternative anterior tension free inlay patch technique by help of the endoscope for femoral hernia repair. Method: Characteristics of patients undergoing femoral hernia repair between March 2006-April 2011 and description of the surgical technique is presented. Results: We analyzed our experience with this technique in 26 consecutive patients with femoral hernias (1 bilateral, 15 right, 10 left femoral hernia) in 5 year period. Seven of these 26 femoral hernias were recurrent and 2 of them were concomitant with inguinal hernia. Mean operation time was 30.0±12.1min. Seroma was seen in 2 patients at postoperative 1st week. There were no; hematoma, wound infection and separation of wound edges and early recurrence at postoperative 1st week and 1st month. The mean follow up period was 41.8±18.2 months. All of 22 patients who were contacted were satisfied with the operation. There was no recurrence, chronic pain and foreign body feeling in any patient at the end of the follow-up period. Conclusion: This feasible and safe alternative anterior inlay patch repair might be used in all femoral hernias with the exception of the ones requiring intestinal resection. © 2013.


Korkmaz K.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Yener A.U.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Yener A.U.,Ankara Yuksek Ihtisas Research and Training Hospital | Gedik H.S.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | And 4 more authors.
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa | Year: 2013

Introduction: Modern surgical management of chronic venous insufficiency is possible since the development of catheter-based minimally invasive techniques, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and the application of colour Doppler sonography. RFA technology requires the use of tumescent anaesthesia, which prolongs the operating time. Instilling tumescent anaesthesia percutaneously below the saphenous fascia is the steepest part of the learning curve. In our study, we compared operative and postoperative results of tumescentless RFA and RFA with tumescent anaesthesia, to investigate the necessity of tumescent anaesthesia. Methods: A total of 344 patients with Doppler-confirmed great saphenous vein insufficiency underwent RFA between January and December 2012. Patients were divided into two groups according to anaesthetic management. Group 1 consisted of 172 patients: tumescent anaesthesia was given before the ablation procedure, and group 2 contained 172 patients: a local hypothermia and compression technique was used; no tumescent anaesthesia was administered. The visual analogue scale (VAS) was used and ecchymosis scores of the patients were recorded. Clinical examinations were performed at each visit and Doppler ultrasonography was performed in the first and sixth month. Results: Mean ablation time was significantly lower in group 2 compared to group 1 (7.2 vs 18.9 min; p < 0.05). Skin burn and paresthesia did not occur. The immediate occlusion rate was 100% for both groups. No significant difference was found between the groups in terms of VAS and ecchymosis scores. All patients returned to normal activity within two days. The primary closure rate of group 1 was 98.2% and group 2 was 98.8% at six months, and there was no significant difference between the groups (p > 0.05). Conclusion: Eliminating tumescent infusion is a desirable goal. Tumescentless endovenous RFA with local hypothermia and compression technique appears to be safe and efficacious. Our technique shortens the operation time and prevents patient procedural discomfort.


Yilmaz F.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Beydilli I.,Antalya Research and Training Hospital | Kavalci C.,Numune Research and Training Hospital | Yilmaz S.,Numune Research and Training Hospital
American Journal of Case Reports | Year: 2012

Background: Pregnancy can precipitate cardiac arrhythmias not previously present in seemingly well individuals. Atrial and ventricular premature beats are frequently present during pregnancy and are usually benign. Supraventricular tachycardia and malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias occur less frequently. Maternal and fetal arrhythmias occurring during pregnancy may jeopardize the life of the mother and the fetus. Case Report: A 32-year-old pregnant women at 26 weeks gestation presented to the emergency department with palpitation. She had mild chest discomfort after a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) episode but did not have syncope. After monitoring and access of an IV line, vagal manoeuvres were applied but the rhythm was resistant. Then she was treated with 5 mg metoprolol IV, but the SVT persisted. Then after IV infusion of adenosine triphosphate 6 to 12 mg, the rhythm was resistant. Synchronized cardioversion with 100 joules was performed. Patients' rhythm was normalized to a sinus rhythm. She was discharged from hospital without any adverse effects following 24-hour monitoring. Conclusions: All pregnant patients with SVT require careful maternal and fetal monitoring during treatment, and close collaboration between the managing obstetrician and the cardiologist is essential. © Am J Case Rep.


PubMed | Numune Research and Training Hospital
Type: Comparative Study | Journal: Cardiovascular journal of Africa | Year: 2013

Modern surgical management of chronic venous insufficiency is possible since the development of catheter-based minimally invasive techniques, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and the application of colour Doppler sonography. RFA technology requires the use of tumescent anaesthesia, which prolongs the operating time. Instilling tumescent anaesthesia percutaneously below the saphenous fascia is the steepest part of the learning curve. In our study, we compared operative and postoperative results of tumescentless RFA and RFA with tumescent anaesthesia, to investigate the necessity of tumescent anaesthesia.A total of 344 patients with Doppler-confirmed great saphenous vein insufficiency underwent RFA between January and December 2012. Patients were divided into two groups according to anaesthetic management. Group 1 consisted of 172 patients: tumescent anaesthesia was given before the ablation procedure, and group 2 contained 172 patients: a local hypothermia and compression technique was used; no tumescent anaesthesia was administered. The visual analogue scale (VAS) was used and ecchymosis scores of the patients were recorded. Clinical examinations were performed at each visit and Doppler ultrasonography was performed in the first and sixth month.Mean ablation time was significantly lower in group 2 compared to group 1 (7.2 vs 18.9 min; p < 0.05). Skin burn and paresthesia did not occur. The immediate occlusion rate was 100% for both groups. No significant difference was found between the groups in terms of VAS and ecchymosis scores. All patients returned to normal activity within two days. The primary closure rate of group 1 was 98.2% and group 2 was 98.8% at six months, and there was no significant difference between the groups (p > 0.05).Eliminating tumescent infusion is a desirable goal. Tumescentless endovenous RFA with local hypothermia and compression technique appears to be safe and efficacious. Our technique shortens the operation time and prevents patient procedural discomfort.

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